Creating an award-winning submission: Top Tips

College Awards 2022, delivered by CDN, is now open for entries, and to support you and your professional learning, we have provided top tips for creating an award-winning submission – including insights from Dr John Laird, HMI, Education Scotland, and two informative Virtual Bridge Sessions where you can hear directly from the judges themselves.

Dr John Laird, HMI, Education Scotland shares in the short video below the many benefits of the CDN College Awards, alongside highlighting key tips for submitting your College Awards Entry.

John’s top tips include:

  • Duration of the project should be at least one year long
  • Provide clear evidence of impact
  • Be clear on the projects unique selling point
  • Provide evidence of measure of success

We would encourage you to get involved in the CDN College Awards as it’s good for the sector, for the students and to ensure your staff get the recognition that they deserve

Virtual Bridge Sessions

The half hour sessions which took place on Friday 29 April and Thursday 7 June were designed to provide development and support to those who are writing College Awards 2022 submissions. View the sessions via links below:

Friday 29 AprilView webinar here

Tuesday 7 JuneView webinar here

Also provided are CDN’s handy top tips for creating an award winning submission:

  1. Follow the criteria
  2. Tell a great story
  3. Stick to the word count
  4. Evidence your success and next steps
  5. Submit by the deadline – Friday 1 July!


Wishing you the best of luck for writing your award-winning submission!


Find out more about College Awards 2022 here



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